Biography of Cleon H. Tondeur
Madison County, NY Biographies





Tondeur, Cleon H., was born in Belgium, February 5, 1847. His father was a glass cutter and foreman of a large glass works in Belgium; he married Arritta L'Espagne, who was killed in a railroad accident in Belgium. May 3, 1860; he died in 1879 in his eighty ninth year. Cleon H. Tondeur learned the glass cutter's trade with his father, and in 1865 went to Sunderland, England, where he remained until 1880, and then came to the United States, settling in Lasaile, Ill. In 1881 he went to Ithaca, where he invented his process for cementing glass, and in 1883 came to Canastota. In 1870 Mr. Tondeur married Mary Jane Cunningham. and their chilthen are Felix Cleon and Barbara Hanora. Mr. Tondeur is one of the self made men of Madison county, a progressive business man, serving his town as trustee, a member of the board of water commissioners, excise board and president of his village and of the fire commissioners in 1898.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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